|Review by Robert Cole||posted 04-06-2010 04:41 PM||5475 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
Due to the length of planer knives you need to purchase two of the above knife holders to properly hold and sharpen planer knives. I have only used them once and they worked very well and quickly put a very sharp edge on my knives.
I purchased the knife holders on EBay. The item number is 250557952917. Dan Deulen is the inventor/manufacturer of the holders and he can be contacted at telephone number 360-601-1744 or at 11311 NE Stutz Road, Vancouver, WA 98685. It is my opinion that he is a very honest person. I encourage you to talk to him.
As a side note, I have purchased some regular veneers as well as some pre-cut veneer for making table tops. He has a huge antique paper cutter and is willing to custom cut veneers for you at a nominal cost.
Back to the knife holders….. The knives are held in position by stainless steel plates and anchored with brass set screws. The wood is high quality rosewood. The first photograph shows a holder from an end view with two knives in it. The second photograph shows two holders from a side view with two planer knives in them. The third photograph shows a holder with two knives in it setting on a glass plate covered with sandpaper.
The angles of the holder are set perfectly for joiner knives and stropping the knives on progressively finer sandpaper quickly hones the knives to a keen edge.
It sure beats a long drive somewhere or the US Postal Service’s snail mail plus time and money for someone else to sharpen your knives. There is only one person to blame for a slow turn-around time.
In closing I need to say that this is a high quality item that should pay for itself in in a year or two and end the turn around time aggravation. Finally, I have no personal or financial interest in this product and I am very pleased that I own two holders.
-- Bob, Ohio, http://www.woodworkercornish.com